3.28.2006

Art & Science Combine in Hands-On Learning

On March 17, Mike Gibson's New Haven, Indiana (EACS) 6th grade science class participated in an interactive videoconference with the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta. ACELINK supported the program with funds from our Foellinger Grant, and we helped Mr. Gibson schedule the program.

The Center for Puppetry Arts provides hands-on puppet building workshops via videoconferencing and tailors them to specific classroom topics and curriculum. The arts are infused with science, social studies, language arts and other disciplines to create a dynamic, interactive virtual classroom for a virtual field trip experience.

In this program, students build a Spider Marionette while participating in learning activities about how spiders and insects differ, web vs. wandering spiders, and the lifecycle of a spider.

According to Mr. Gibson, "The program went very well. The students enjoyed it very much. The science content was also good. Thanks for the opportunity to use this new technology." Posted by Picasa

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